Gone With The Wind

A World Never To Return

Gone with the wind are the days I once knew. Everything is different now. Much different from the times that I once and see and known. It was much simpler to live back then. I bet that my father might have also had the same thoughts that I am having at this moment while writing this post. Nostalgic, Yes, for things in life and the way we are living it gets more and more complicated with passing years. It was simpler back then.

We did not have as much as we now have. Our earnings have increased and so has the complication of earning it has too. We spend what we earn just to get something that we believe that we need, but what we get with even paying more than what we once paid, is not of the same quality nor quantity.

We buy from glamour and glitter as it seems we are buying them and in the bargain we are cock sure that we have done ourselves the favour of buying something good. The fact is that we bought even better from the shop in the corner, back in the past from none of the glamour and glitter and it was sure then what we truly intended to buy.

Our children are born into this age where they know nothing of except the mobile and computing devices. They can’t even imagine that there existed a world sans it. Yet, for us getting to a telephone to communicate to some distance ear was an adventure which we enjoyed. My father before me had to actually travel to the ear over distances which sometimes which was adventurous, which took with joy and his strides.

Those were true communications. The simple faded printed photographs long lost in the physical long lost in some corner of the home gathering dust is also a faded memory. It is all refined photographs to enhance the personality but not the true self.

As I say those days that I once knew have gone with the wind never to return to my present and yours too. The joy of us living together which is no longer the same as each of us has to part for reason that we do not want to but for reasons that this economic age compels us to. If we do not listen to the dictates of the present then we are not compatible with it.

Our cities are not longer the cities that we once knew. Our villages and towns are also no longer the same for our cities have become over populated and the folks in the villages have come thinner and thinner. In the interest for better lifestyles and comforts of the glamorous urban settlements and faster lifestyles have become the magnet to cause this disproportion where in search for happiness which got temporarily some disappears to bring the true reality of misery, stress and sickness.

Gone with the wind when it was totally the opposite story. Where being mischievous was not as being evil. Now evil and bad is not taken as important and the virtue of mankind all depends on how much of wealth he has, though, hardly anyone feels that it is important whether he has made it from the sweat of his brows.

Seeing the way things are going I bet my children will have the same feeling when they are of my age that the days they once knew has gone with the wind never to come back, just as I feel now.

Why Did Stephen Paddock Massacre

Reading the Mind of a Psychopath

Getting into the mind as to why did Stephen Paddock Massacre people from the floor of the 32 storey Mandaly Bay Hotel is basically a complex question by itself. The decisions that people make which leads to their action has a starting point somewhere. With much of what he did has left even the best of investigators in the dark, all we can do is to fathom.

There is hardly much of what we know of this psychopath – that is what he can be referred to after knowing that man of such character kind unfold such terror and misery on innocent people on the mass scale for which in no probable way they are not culpable.

What do we know of Steven Paddock that has trickled out to us from the news media. One he is associated with a women of interest, who by herself is not associated with the crime. He was a passionate gambler. He was an accountant. From his action he was wicked and evil (This comes to us now only after his action, my link to my post will explain further).

As he has planned in such precision, that it is obvious that his intended aim was to inflict mass causalities of death and injuries which unfortunately he managed to succeed. For a person to have such tendency, it has to originate in the mind and heart and this comes about when one is inflicted with something when he feels that injustice is done on him from the actions of others which he has not control over. The only means is to take his revenge even if his own life goes. The though of it gives him satisfaction and he gloats over it.

Since he has done it on mass scale to people he does not know of and not in anyway to his immediate family, it only tells us one think, that he believes, that harm was done to him in someway by the general public.

You got to remember that he was a gambler. Gambling is an addition where you never win, by so caught up with the idea of becoming wealthy beyond means of avarice. But as we all know a gambler never wins. He might be lucky to win from time to time, but more goes out in the long run of the habit.

If we check his financial records, 99.9 percent of the chances would lead to showing us of his diminishing wealth he made in his investments as an accountant. It hurts mind you to realise that at one junction in your life, you had this much and now it is much, much less than before.

Who do you blame? Not yourself mind you – you blame in on the system who allows you to take you money. Legal gambling dens like casinos make a lot of money and since they are legal gambling centres, pay heavy taxes. In turn, Stephen believed that the public robbed him of his money.

How better way to take revenge for the deeds inflicted upon him, do a deed that kills on a mass scale for the general public is now eating his money and the people like casinos that allowed it to happen. His actions would allow the slowing down of business and pinch gambling dens like casinos and Las Vegas as a matter of fact. People would find them less secure now. His life does not matter not for he has lost everything with his habit. But he must have felt that he must take revenge for the injustice done on him.

Justifying Sharia Law

Why is it so?

Sharia law is a islamic law which governs most of the islamic world and its believers and is practices by most devotes Muslims. Though it might not have any direct mentioning of it in the Islamic holy book the Korean but it is inextricably derived from the holy scriptures of the book. It is way in which society is to be governed so as that he does not break from his religious ones and causes harm in the proper functioning of society.

Most of what is done according to the Sharia law if seen a rational way actually seems to make proper sense. Since it conflicts with the ways in which other religious function it might seem to be primitive and barbaric. But, contrary to that it is in all forms a proper just way, only that it is used by some to make political use of it to gain mileage in their hidden agenda.

The wise men of the time in that part of the world with their deep rooted thoughts linked it with the holy scriptures making it as if the wishes of god would want the world to follow in good reason so that the just would not have to suffer from the malicious evil of a few.

I will take the issue of women. Women in the Islamic world are supposed to be covered from head to foot in what is now known as the Burka and if she is married, her husband can take another six wives. She is not allowed of the house but with a male family companion. Have you asked yourself why? For good reasons.

Humans are nothing else but animals with a extra large brain that gives him the power of logic, rationality and ratiocination, but his animal instincts have not left him. There is no such thing in the animal world such as human civility.

An example would be better put by dogs. An attractive bitch that might not be sexually appealing to a human obviously because it is not of the same species, is sexually appealing to the dogs. A fight occurs so as for the better one to get what he wants. Once it has had its share of sexual fun, the ones in the lower order of superiority will follow suit.

Sexual depravity causes things such as rape. When a human is deprived of sex or he has over sexual wants, he is attracted to the most beautiful flowers. Just like all classes of mammals, humans are are no different. Humans might term it as wicked, but sadly this is the trick nature has played for all species on planet earth to play so for the survival of their species.

Keeping a woman covered helps actually protect her from sexual exploitation as when most of the body is covered she is not the attractive flowers that she might have been. It protects her, it protects the male who might have got evil thoughts and allows safe behaviour in society.

Why then seven wives for her husband? One thing less understood by the modern social man is that more females are born averagely than males till now, where males are sought after and social evils such as ultrasounds are used to determine the gender of the baby so that it could be eliminated before birth.

Furthermore women are sexually active for certain periods of times, which deprives the male of sexual gratifications. So having a number of wives would allow him so. It also eliminates the problems of excessive female births in society and the social evil of rape. For a man with seven mouths to feed would have to work harder giving him no time for extra folly.

In truth, most of the evil which we find in society is the way females dress, they make themselves so sexually attractive by the designer clothes they wear, that it leads to lust in the eyes of the opposite sex. She might not be the victim, but his growth in sexual lust in most cases lead him to another.

Let’s look at another aspect of the Sharia law. Justice delayed is justice denied. That is the case with most crimes in society. By the time that punishment is meted out, it no longer has its tended value for the victim. Furthermore the punishments given do not dither the crime from not happening again.

You rob a person with your hands, which not only takes away his hard earned wealth, but causes him distress and other pains. It might be the money that he has to feed his sick family at home. One thing leads to another. The thief might be caught and be given a punishment of jail time. He becomes an additional burden for the state. He has to be fed and kept which is additional resources.

Furthermore, it has done nothing to deter theft and other crimes in society. But with the example made from your hands being chopped off, that person is sure not to commit that crime again and it is a warning to others as well. This is your fate as well and it spares the state the expenses which could be used for the welfare of society.

However cruel the Sharia law might seem, there is justifiable sense to its madness that might seem to us all. With what is going one with us in our societies in what we call our civilized world, it is time to think deeply but not biasly call something we hardly know much of as being bad. It is actually a necessity.

Please, do not think that I endorse Sharia law, but as a free thinks and a person behind the rationality of what is why, I am trying to give you a picture of what it is. And, I believe that is the right way by which society should function with all the evil around. In fact I am an atheist and believe in the principles of Buddhism.